With the prevailing COVID-19 impacting sports events globally, World Taekwondo successfully organised the 2021 WT Online Poomsae Championships for member countries. This was a welcomed opportunity for our National Team Poomsae athletes to perform.
We are pleased to announce that 2 of our Junior players and 1 Master player (Over 65 Category) qualified for the final round which ended on 28 April 2021 and 31 October respectively. Our players gave their best and performed creditably well.
They are the first junior players in Singapore to reach the finals of the World Championships under the cut-off system. However, it was not the first time that Mr Nicholas Khaw surpassed his personal achievements. In November 2018, at the 2018 World Poomsae Championships held in Chinese Taipei, Mr Nicholas Khaw finished in 5th position out of 27 contenders under the knockout system.*
In 2018, Sister Linda Sim won a medal at the the first ever World Poomsae Championships, beating the defending champion Bronwyn Butterworth from Australia in the quarter-final. This year, Sister Linda’s perseverance and determination made her the first Singaporean to clinch a Gold Medal for Singapore at the World Stage.
We would like to congratulate Mr Nicholas Khaw, Mr Darren Yap and Sister Linda Sim for their excellent achievements at this outing, reaching new heights in performance, doing STF proud and keeping the Singapore flag flying high and honorably.